Commentary

(4) Skills and stability of workforce

Division AII Contract of Employment
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(4) Skills and stability of workforce

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(4)     Skills and stability of workforce

Employers have a legitimate interest in maintaining a stable and well-trained workforce. Put beyond doubt in Dawnay Day & Co Ltd v De Braconier D'Alphen [1997] IRLR 442, CA, it was relevant in that case that the 'non-solicitation of staff' provision in the individual contracts of employment was restricted to the soliciting of directors or senior managers of the company. To be enforceable, the restriction should ordinarily be limited to employees of a particular level of seniority or to a particular class of employee or members of a team in respect of

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